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    4 Grammar/Spelling Pitfalls to Avoid

    4 Grammar/Spelling Pitfalls to Avoid
    It’s hard enough to come up with the right words to sell yourself in a resume or cover letter, without the English language tripping you up. One little mistake in spelling or grammar can ruin an entire resume or cover letter. It’s not easy to remember all the rules of the English language. So here’s a little cheat-cheat to help you ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The 15 Coolest Office Gadgets to Take to Your Entry-Level Job

    If you have to be stuck at your desk all day, you might as well make it fun. From the totally useful to the completely random, there’s no end to the gadgets that can perk up your work day. Here’s our collection of the greatest office gadgets of all time!           Laser Trip Wire Fruit-Powered Clock USB ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Importance of “Staying in the Loop” at Work

    The Importance of “Staying in the Loop” at Work
    Information is power. Knowledge is power. At work, information and knowledge allow us to be at our best and contribute in a highly effective manner. We stay focused on the important, are fully aware of emerging issues and obstacles, and understand the “big picture.” Without timely information and knowledge, we end up working in a vacuum and we’re not hooked in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Ways to Improve Your Commute

    5 Ways to Improve Your Commute
    The average commute time for workers in the US is 24.4 minutes each way, but for many of us the journeys to and from work are really much longer — or at least they seem that way. But at the same time there’s relief. While most people haven't noticed their commutes getting noticeably shorter, the recession and resulting high unemployment rates ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Double Standard Dilemma

    The Double Standard Dilemma
    Let's face it ladies. The fight’s not fair in the business world. We may be picking away at the salary gap but we still only earn 77 cents to every man’s dollar, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And despite filling more seats at business school, fewer than 3 percent of Fortune 1000 CEOs are women. So how does bias run ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Twitter Mistakes to Avoid at Your Entry Level Job

    A lot has been written about the revolutionary impact of Twitter: how it's changed the way we communicate, how it's connected us to one another and how it's increased transparency in everything we do. But as much as people love Twitter, there's growing concern about other impacts the social networking tool is having, especially when it comes to workplace productivity. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How Dating Rules Can Help You Get a Job

    How Dating Rules Can Help You Get a Job
    When I lost my job, the last thing I needed was a blank social calendar and empty bed. There’s only so much disappointment one girl can take. This modern-day Dorothy wanted to click her heels and have the perfect profession and pillow pal land right into her lap. Was that too much to ask? Maybe not. Monster contributing writer Nicole Williams ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    9 Essential Ways to Rate Your Next Boss

    9 Essential Ways to Rate Your Next Boss
    Going for a job interview is as much about you being interviewed as you interviewing the interviewer. Remember that the reason you are in an interview is that the employer has a need that you can hopefully be the solution to. Before you agree to join a company, you want to be sure that the people you will be working with ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Dating a Coworker: Can It Work for You?

    As many red flags as the office romance waves, it actually can make a lot of sense. Spending a good chunk of our waking hours around the same people naturally allows us to get to know them better and become more comfortable talking, joking, laughing — maybe even flirting. But when you date someone in your office, it can become ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Boss

    5 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Boss
    In the new movie Horrible Bosses, two disgruntled workers plan to get rid of each others’ bosses. It’s an ongoing theme. In a recent episode of Law & Order one boss actually struck an employee at work and later wound up dead. The reason the story line is so popular is because everyone can relate. If you’ve held a few jobs, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    4 Jobs That Let You Travel the World

    4 Jobs That Let You Travel the World
    Wouldn’t it be nice to find a way to blend your love of travel with your career (instead of slaving away for 50 weeks to pay for two weeks of vacation)? If you’re at a point in your life where you have the personal freedom to travel, consider these travel-related careers: 1. Travel writing: Looking for a profession that enables you ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Web-Based Classes and Working Students

    Web-Based Classes and Working Students
    Are web-based classes the solutions for both working students and struggling schools? College classrooms might be a little quieter these days, thanks to the economy. Higher education is being strangled by budget cuts and shrunken endowments. But there is one area that has been, perhaps not surprisningly, a growth industry for higher ed: the internet. In the past five years, enrollment ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Speak More Assertively

    How to Speak More Assertively
    If you deal with daily meetings and interactions with coworkers, you know just how important it is to speak assertively. But what exactly does “assertively” mean and how do you speak your mind without coming across as rude? These are important questions, as communicating effectively — not to mention politely — is pivotal to your professional success. The last thing you ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    7 Office Offenders (And How To Regulate)

    "Why can't we all just get along?" One of the biggest causes of office stress is the inability of coworkers to cope with eachother's quirks. An employee's relationship with his/her boss and colleagues is a major factor in determining his/her productivity. Unfortunately, the unpredictable mix of personalities, communication styles, and work habits can lead to dysfunction. Face it. People are ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Questions to Get Your Career Started

    Questions to Get Your Career Started
    If you are just starting your entry-level job , you need to maximize your experiences and develop your skills. Remember: In this employment environment, you are expected to manage your own career. That may sound like a daunting task in this brave new world, but there are road signs that may help you navigate, advance your career development and find satisfaction ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Deal with Workplace Discrimination

    Deal with Workplace Discrimination
    It’s 2011, but unfortunately discrimination in the workplace is at a high. In 2010, there were 99,922 charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). That’s up from 75,428 in 2005. Fifty one percent of those cases were based on religion, national origin or race. In April, we celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month. Discrimination against Arabs and ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Just Lost Their Entry-Level Job

    Someone you know just lost their entry-level job . Yikes. You want to be supportive. You want to help them see the positive side of their misfortune. You want to buy them a drink. And you should! But please, tread carefully. The time directly following a layoff is a delicate one. Your friend will want your help, but they may ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Communicate Across Generations Effectively

    [photo:149149] In every talk I give at a corporation or conference on intergenerational communication, someone raises their hand and says that people of different generations don’t vary in their styles and that it’s all in my head. If you’re tempted to think that, here are some examples of the types of remarks I’m always hearing: Born before 1945, they’re the loyalists, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    Time flies when you're wasting it These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You’ve got a ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1